[Rd] make install fails with makeinfo < 4.7

Roger D. Peng rpeng at jhsph.edu
Tue Mar 22 19:37:40 CET 2005

When I build R-devel (or the alpha snapshots) on a system without 
makeinfo >= 4.7, I get a warning about not being able to build 
HTML/Info help pages after running 'configure' (but 'make' runs 
smoothly and there are no errors).  However, when I run 'make install' 
I get an error, something like

make[2]: Entering directory `/home/rpeng/R-local/src/R-devel/doc/html'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/rpeng/R-local/src/R-devel/doc/manual'
creating doc/html/resources.html
make[3]: *** [../html/resources.html] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/rpeng/R-local/src/R-devel/doc/manual'
installing doc/html ...
make[3]: Entering directory 
installing doc/html/search ...
make[3]: Leaving directory 
/usr/bin/install: cannot stat `resources.html': No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [install] Error 1
[... more errors ...]

Am I correct in assuming that I get this because I don't have the 
correct makeinfo version?  If so, is this the intended behavior of 
'make install'?  I figured I should be able to install R even if I 
couldn't build the HTML/Info help pages, but....

Roger D. Peng

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